Kinetics of the Wako-Saitô-Muñoz-Eaton model of protein folding.

  title={Kinetics of the Wako-Sait{\^o}-Mu{\~n}oz-Eaton model of protein folding.},
  author={Marco Zamparo and Alessandro Pelizzola},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={97 6},
We consider a simplified model of protein folding, with binary degrees of freedom, whose equilibrium thermodynamics is exactly solvable. Based on this exact solution, the kinetics is studied in the framework of a local equilibrium approach, for which we prove that (i) the free energy decreases with time, (ii) the exact equilibrium is recovered in the… CONTINUE READING